Workshop Details

Course outline 

Each course consists of a workshop delivered face-to-face or by video conference, followed by optional four-week facilitator support. This support is in the form of a community of professional learning. It is self-paced and takes a minimum of 1-2 hours of engagement per week. 

Topics covered 

The course covers 

  • the influence of marketing on our spending
  • the difference between needs and wants 
  • prioritising our obligations (including cultural ones)
  • why Pacific Island communities are set up differently to manage finances and activities
  • the difference between poor and broke
  • where to go for more assistance in managing financial wellbeing.  

The learning outcomes 

At the end of this course participants will have a better understanding of:

  • how Pacific communities view finance/money 
  • the role of spirituality in finance decision making  
  • cultural obligations and why they are important  
  • the principle of prioritising obligations.

Who is this in-house course for?

This course is recommended for teaching and learning support practitioners seeking to expand their understanding and practice (TapatoruPūkenga Papa Rua – Level Two). 

About the facilitator 

Pale Sauni is a senior Pacific Samoan educator who has been delivering workshops on financial wellbeing for over 15 years. He has critical insights on how we can engage with our Pacific learning communities by and through the understanding of how money works. Pale will facilitate a discussion around how tools and strategies can unlock learning success. 

Ako Aotearoa badges 

Participants can earn Ako Aotearoa digital badges as evidence of participation and completion of course requirements. 

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Upcoming public workshops on this topic

Taking that next step in your professional learning and development is easy with Ako Aotearoa. Everything we do is evidence-based. Everything you’ll learn is practical, high-quality, effective and sustainable.

We offer three main ways to learn and develop with us.

  1. In-house Learning and Development
    We can come to you to deliver in-house professional development. Contact us to discuss your needs and budget or download our in-house PLD flyer.
  2. Public Workshops
    Come to one of our half-day or full-day public workshops taking place throughout the year in different parts of the country.
  3. Online learning courses
    Our online courses use a combination of  synchronous and asynchronous, facilitated learning and incorporate time for practical application.